This should be interesting. Ever since some purported product photos began circulating nearly a year ago, the "M8 MiniOne" media player from China-based Meizu has gained notice--and a measure of notoriety--for a design that looks strikingly similar to the iPhone. And now it's reportedly headed for the U.S. market, making its first appearance at January's annual CES trade show in Las Vegas--which Engadget and others speculate will send Apple's copyright attorneys scurrying to file intellectual property claims as fast as you can say preliminary injunction. In fact, even the wallpaper depicted in the image … Read more
As media players and mobile phones continue their mating dance, it's small wonder that they're looking more and more like each other. A new MP3 player from Venzero, for example, may not make calls but does looks something like a miniature iPhone.
The "Mini" is a smaller update to the U.K. company's "MiniOne" released last year. (Will the next version be called "Mi"?) As the overall size got smaller--it's now about 1.5 inches by 2 inches and only a half-inch thick--its screen actually grew to 1.8 inches … Read more